Sport, parks and leisure - Beach volleyball at the Eiffel Tower and more as IOC approves plans for Paris 2024 Olympics...
22 May 2018 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

14 Sep 2017

Beach volleyball at the Eiffel Tower and more as IOC approves plans for Paris 2024 Olympics
BY Kim Megson

Olympic and Paralympic events will take place against the spectacular backdrop of Paris' historic buildings, streets and landmarks

Olympic and Paralympic events will take place against the spectacular backdrop of Paris' historic buildings, streets and landmarks
photo: Luxigon

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially approved plans to transform Paris into an Olympic Park for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games – a decision which will see sporting events take place against the spectacular backdrop of the city’s historic buildings, streets and landmarks.

The Champs Elysees and the River Seine are among the 38 Olympic and Paralympic venues spread across the French capital, while beach volleyball will be held at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

The concept to integrate sport into the very centre of the city is the brainchild of sports architects Populous and Egis, the Paris-based, international consultancy, engineering and operation group. The pair were chosen in 2016 to collaborate on the Paris 2024 bid, and were tasked with envisioning “the most sustainable Games ever.”

“Our mission was to understand whether each sport and discipline would best function in existing venues, new buildings when required for legacy, or temporary modular sites, and then identifying the best option in each case,” said Egis project director Diogo Taddei.

“One of the biggest challenges was to transform illustrious Parisian monuments into sports venues, adapting them to the requirements of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

Populous senior principal Ben Vickery added: “The city of Paris will be a magnificent Olympic Park and transforming some of the world’s most beautiful and historic sites into temporary stunning stages for sport will provide unforgettable images around the globe.

“Bringing people together to enjoy an unforgettable experience is the overriding ambition of Populous in all that we do and is at the heart of the Paris 2024 vision.”

The practice’s involvement with Paris 2024 takes its overall major events experience to 13 Olympic and seven Paralympic Games, including Sydney 2000 and London 2012 – for which it designed the main stadiums – and Rio 2016.

Egis have designed several French stadiums, in addition to the Baraki stadium in Algiers, Algeria; the Olympic stadium in Istanbul, Turkey; and venues in Morocco and the Middle East.

The decision to award Paris the 2024 Games was officially agreed by the IOC yesterday (13 September), with the committee, in a historic move, also awarding Los Angeles – which had bid to host the same tournament – the following Games. It brings to an end two decades of heartache for Paris, after the city lost out in the bidding for both the 2008 and 2012 Games.



Connect with
Sport Parks Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Scottish university launches masters degree in wellbeing coaching
Scottish university launches masters degree in wellbeing coaching   21 May 2018

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new degree aimed at helping exercise professionals "change the public’s perspective of exercise and .... more>>
Woodford Leisure Centre reopens after £6m redevelopment
Woodford Leisure Centre reopens after £6m redevelopment   21 May 2018

Woodford Leisure Centre in Hull, East Yorkshire has reopened after undergoing an 18-month, £6m redevelopment. Works at the centre included the .... more>>
Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium completed for Japan's Rugby World Cup, in city devastated by 2011 tsunami
Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium completed for Japan's Rugby World Cup, in city devastated by 2011 tsunami   18 May 2018

Construction is nearing completion on the only new stadium being built for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The 16,000-capacity Kamaishi Recovery .... more>>
Everyone Active adds two councils to burgeoning portfolio of leisure contracts
Everyone Active adds two councils to burgeoning portfolio of leisure contracts   18 May 2018

Leisure operator Everyone Active has been awarded two 10-year contracts to deliver services on behalf of local councils. The company – the trading .... more>>
CIMSPA adds quartet of trustees to expanding team
CIMSPA adds quartet of trustees to expanding team   18 May 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has appointed four new members to its board of trustees. Sandra .... more>>
Company profile


TVS Group

The company was established in 2009 as a specialist supplier of noise and vibration solutions.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Getting a fitness business up and running is no sweat with Portman

Getting a fitness business up and running is no sweat with Portman

When setting up a new gym or expanding an existing business, the purchasing of fitness equipment is a significant outlay that often requires a six-figure sum. More>>




in this issue

• Spending on fitness and sport on the up
• Xponential Fitness to enter UK market
• IHG moves in on UK luxury market



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Personal Trainer
Location: Canterbury
Company: énergie group
Self-Employed Personal Trainers
Salary: Unlimited Earning Potential!
Location: Poole, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Self-Employed Personal Trainers
Salary: Unlimited Earning Potential!
Location: Poole, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

24 Apr - 26 Nov 2018

MAPIC Russia

Expocentre, Moscow, Russia



Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1
Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Gymtopia: Angels’ advocate
Gymtopia founder Ray Algar on making a difference beyond the health club walls More>>
  Adult play: Making a big play
LM reports on the emerging trend of adults playing like kids More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2015 issue 1

Leisure Management
2015 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Fitness: Wild fitness
A look at the new breed of animalinspired workout classes taking the fitness industry by storm More>>
  Innovation: Naoko Ito
Japanese creative lab Party are behind the innovative design of Narita Airport’s Terminal 3 More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd